Next to his profession as mechanic engineer, Tortu started to his career in art with drawing cartoons in 1972. His works were exhibited by the ministry of culture of Turkey. The photographer received his first award in 1978. Since then he has held several solo exhibitions in abstract photography and his works have been awarded in the national and international competitions. In 2010 FIAP (Fédération de Internationale deI’Art Photographique ), the most prestigious foundation in photography entitled him to AFIAP (Artiste FIAP) and the artist gained the title of EFIAP (Excellence FIAP) in 2011.
Tortu likes to be on fictional and creative part of the photography. He aims to lead people to ask questions instead of questioning. In his point of view art is the unique way to have a solid and fair connection with life.